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COURSE TITLE Master of Science in Maritime Engineering









Second Cycle

Level 7

6 Semesters

Part-time Evening


Claire De Marco

The M.Sc. in Maritime Engineering is the next stage of academic and professional development following an engineering background, building on the well-founded knowledge and understanding of engineering principles. The students will receive a systematic learning experience, gaining coherent and detailed knowledge from the different themes within the Maritime field of study, whereby each topic contributes to a broad course structure covering a wide range of engineering disciplines.

The programme allows the student to build on and integrate prior knowledge and understanding of their engineering discipline at an advanced level; to solve a substantial range of practical engineering problems; individual or group case studies or projects with a specific direction towards the Maritime field of study and industry; a project based on a topic pertinent to the content delivered, bringing together all the knowledge and skills developed within the programme allowing the student to methodically address and independently investigate a particular area of study.

The course is delivered by experts who have a vast working experience within the maritime industry and by academic professionals within the field.
LEARNING OUTCOMES The programme provides opportunities for students to:

• study the fundamental marine vessel principles
• gather knowledge in physical oceanography, through numerical modelling and analysis of marine data through application examples
• integrate structural mechanics principles to the loading of structures and evaluate their performance
• characterise maritime resistance and propulsion systems, recommend the systems requirements for power plants, electrical transmission, drive systems
• analyse manoeuvrability principles using the methods of calculation and simulation
• recommend materials for the marine environment
• critique marine-based technologies for renewable energy generation and storage, and model the performance of related devices
• select the water treatment requirements through the application of reverse osmosis technologies
• understanding maritime law for shipping, law of the sea, registration, sale purchases, security, salvage and wrecks, liability and claims, towage and pilotage and the roles of the regulator, using true-life examples
• implement the legal framework in accident investigation, safety management implementation and apply these principles to case studies
• interpret the engineer’s role concerning safety, security and the environment through practical implementation of maritime conventions
• comprehend management and business practices, analyse ethical, commercial legal, tendering processes and project management
• measure OHS, implement directives and legislation in H&S, undertake safety audits, to identify risk and implement risk management methods to case studies
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY Graduates of the programme will acquire the tools, proficiency and transferable skills, for problem solving, communication, data analysis, information retrieval and evaluation, group working skills (showing team member/leader skills), initiative and personal responsibility of projects, ability to plan self-learning and improve performance as the foundation of lifelong learning.

The student will emerge into the maritime industry workforce with the abilities to face the challenges and demands entrusted to this professional career.
COURSE INTENDED FOR The course is structured and ideal for new graduates and to persons who are already in full-time employment, working within or external to the maritime industry.
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from this University, or from any other higher education institution recognized by Senate, obtained with at least Second Class Honours or

(b) the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) from this University, or from any other higher education institution recognized by Senate, in an area of study deemed relevant by the Board and obtained with at least Second Class Honours or

(c) any other Honours degree in a relevant area which the Board deems comparable to the qualifications indicated in paragraphs (a) or (b).

In exceptional cases the Admissions Board, on the recommendation of the Board, may admit into the Course applicants not in possession of a qualification listed above, provided that it is satisfied that such applicants are in possession of other relevant academic or professional qualifications and experience that together are deemed to be comparable to the level of a first degree. The admission of applicants under this paragraph may be made conditional on the results of an interview conducted by an interviewing board appointed for the purpose.

The interviewing board appointed by the Board shall be composed of at least three persons.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2017.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.



Last Updated: 11 June 2017
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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